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CBGs for Service Members


CBGs for Service Members

A connection source to supply military personnel -- both away and returned -- with a handcrafted instrument.
This not limited to the US, folks! Any servicemember, any country.
The Cigar Box Nation has no borders.

Members: 384
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And a friendly reminder:  please do not post personal info like an email address or your shipping address here.  Your builder or servicemember will get that info from you via personal message once you've been matched. 

Discussion Forum

Looking for some help

Started by Darrell. Last reply by Darrell 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

I am currently deployed and am looking to see if someone can build me a cigar box guitar  Continue

thanks and hello to the group - Matched!!

Started by William . Last reply by William Apr 6. 8 Replies

Hi everyone, I am a service member currently at Fort Stewart. I saw these fun guitars down tange and had a blast with them. I am back in savannah now and would love to get my hands on one. I am right handed and have been playing blues guitar for…Continue

Looking for Awesome Cigar Box Guitar- Matched!!

Started by jack montoya. Last reply by Dan Sleep Feb 23. 4 Replies

I am looking to surprise a special person with a Guitar he had close call while deployed and he is awesome husband and father, if we can present it to him that would be awesome, I can just see him playing it to his kids, thank you for all your…Continue

want to surprise my brother with a Cigar Box guitar

Started by jack montoya. Last reply by Dan Sleep Feb 17. 2 Replies

Hello I heard about cigar box guitars and I would like to know how we can get him one, can anyone help me out, he is FOB Shank and got I injured and since he smokes cigars would like to surprise him with one THANK YOU

Cigar box guitar for deployed service member - Matched!!

Started by Joseph Kidd. Last reply by Dan Sleep Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello everyone, I heard about these cigar box guitars from a buddy the other day and they sound awesome! We are deployed in Helmand province Afghanistan at present. I have played 6 string guitar for a number of years and it is my go to relaxation…Continue

Looking for a fun new diversion after long days on deployment. - Matched!!

Started by Bruce. Last reply by Dan Sleep Dec 25, 2014. 10 Replies

First off, I want to extend a huge THANK YOU!!! to everyone who has ever participated in this or any similar effort. So, a little about me. I spent 5 years in the USMC and decided it was time to move on to bigger and better things. After a few years…Continue

Hello and THANKS!

Started by Philip Craig. Last reply by Slide ---on Steve Nov 13, 2014. 3 Replies

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and extend a sincere THANK YOU to all involved in the CBG for Servicemen initiative.My name is Philip Craig, and I am new to this forum...and to the CBG world entirely. For the past 21.5 years, I have…Continue

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CBG for a retired service member - Matched!!

Started by Raymond Dawson. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Nov 7, 2014. 10 Replies

Good day to you all. I was fortunate to have a CBG made for me about a year ago. My best friend saw mine and was blown away.  I'd love to have him one made and surprise him with it.  He is retired Army and served in multiple deployments.  Any help…Continue

Guitar for Afghanistan chapel? - Matched!!

Started by Frank Villaume. Last reply by Thomas M. Jeffords Jul 15, 2014. 10 Replies

Greetings all, I am currently deployed to Camp Leatherneck, and I've taken on the task of providing guitar music for the church services here, and I'm wondering if anybody wants to make a guitar to add to the chapel services? I love smoking cigars,…Continue

Instrument for British service member - Matched!!

Started by Dan Sleep. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 6, 2014. 3 Replies

Via Ron "Oily" Sprague:Leadfoot T been called up for military service and would be most grateful for a fretted three or four string…Continue

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Comment by Raymond Dawson on October 22, 2014 at 8:57pm

Anyone willing to assist me with my request?

Comment by Dan Sleep on September 28, 2014 at 8:51am

Shane Speal has created a bunch of free how to play videos intended to be distributed to anyone who wants them.

Here is a link to a zip file with a handful of those videos:

Comment by randy freeman on March 24, 2014 at 11:43pm

Jonathan, hope you received your CGB in good shape.  God bless.

Comment by Dan Sleep on February 10, 2014 at 6:41pm

Hi Allen, thanks for volunteering to help out. Just watch the threads when they are posted, and if you see a new one, go ahead and reply to them.

Comment by allen vanstory on February 10, 2014 at 5:45pm

would love for some Service Members to have one of my guitar please just let me know

Comment by Dan Sleep on January 7, 2014 at 11:31am

Good deal Jose! Enjoy....

Comment by Jose Sedas on January 7, 2014 at 10:47am

I came back today and what do they give me after cheking for mail a "CBG"

THANK YOU Dan Sleep!!! let the good times begin!!

Comment by Dan Sleep on December 30, 2013 at 11:06am

Hi Jonathan, if you scroll up a little bit, you will see a link that says, "+Add a Discussion"  If you post your request there, we will try to hook you up with a builder who can make something for you. That helps us keep track of the requests. In order to help keep you safe, please don't post your APO address publicly. Your builder will request that from you in a private message. Thanks...Dan

Comment by Dan Sleep on December 24, 2013 at 7:41am

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our service members who are serving their country here and abroad!!! We know it must be difficult to be away from your friends and family at this time of the year.

Just know that we are keeping you in our hearts and prayers, waiting for you to return home safely.

God Bless you.


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